Gulfport and Biloxi, Mississippi are doing very well

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Real Estate Agent with Gulf Coast Realty Network, Inc.

One of our local developers, Gulfstream Development, has operations in Biloxi and Gulfport, Mississippi and they keep us updated on what's going on there.  They had a job fair on April 8 that attracted 130 employers, 2000 candidates and they expect to place 600+ people in good-paying jobs.  Wow, the Gulf Coast of Mississippi is en fuego!

I intend to stop in there next month for a little personal investigation as I drive up to my summer home at the Pickwick Pines Resort on the Tennessee River (still in Mississippi, but just barely).  Why is the Katrina-ravaged coast of Mississippi doing so much better than other areas?  Right now I hear that jobs are plentiful, but housing is still in short supply.  That sounds like a challenge to me!

Here in SW Fllorida, jobs are scarce and housing is vacant in abundance.  Sales are picking up, Low end prices are firming, but I still don't see how things can get back to "normal" any time soon.  Just too many vacant homes to get sold.  And more coming on the market all the time.  I hope that NAR is right and we have a strong national economic force to carry us through this thing.  I can survive OK, new Buyers are estatic with their deals, but I worry about all these folks who are losing their homesteads.  I hope that you do, too.

JimG

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Jim:

Good to hear that things are getting better, we don't hear much news from there. Have a great weekend.

Apr 26, 2008 04:18 PM #1
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